The PBMS has recently used its expertise in experience in measuring contaminants in birds to collaborate on a study led from Liverpool University in which the effects of exposure on susceptibility to intestinal parasites was examined in the European shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis). The study revealed that interactions between contaminant and parasite loads is complex and differed between male and female birds. The open-access paper, published early-on line, can be downloaded here
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